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Fort Worth ISD Gets Digitally Connected

Parents, students and teachers in Fort Worth ISD can now stay digitally connected with the district and its schools. The district has launched a new free mobile app for smartphones.

With just a few clicks, app users can get all of the latest district information and keep up with a student’s grades or lunch money accounts.

District Spokesman Clint Bond said the district partnered with its mass communications vendor, ParentLink, to create the app, which is available in 70 different languages.

Other school districts have also recently added their own mobile apps, including DISD, Mckinney ISD and Coppell ISD.

Stella M. Chávez is KERA’s immigration/demographics reporter/blogger. Her journalism roots run deep: She spent a decade and a half in newspapers – including seven years at The Dallas Morning News, where she covered education and won the Livingston Award for National Reporting, which is given annually to the best journalists across the country under age 35.